Closing Date: 29 January 2015, 17h00


The 2015 Commonwealth Foundation grants call is now open. The Commonwealth Foundation awards funding for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation.


  • Open to civil society organisations (CSOs);
  • Up to £30 000 per year;
  • Multi-year funding available (up to three years);
  • Delivered in Commonwealth Foundation eligible member countries.


 2015 application dates


We strongly advise that you apply early, and contact us if you have any questions.


 To apply, refer to


Application resources


We have created resources to help with your application, which can be downloaded here, please read through them thoroughly before you apply.


If you need help with the online form, you can download the how-to-guide here


Areas of focus


Grant projects must focus on one or more of the following:


  • Strengthening the ability of CSOs to use creative expression for participatory governance
  • Enhancing the capacity of CSOs, networks and alliances to engage in participatory governance
  • Facilitating interaction and constructive engagement in governance
  • Building a culture of learning and knowledge sharing


Cross-cutting themes


Grant projects are encouraged to integrate one or more of the following cross-cutting themes in their design:


  • Gender equality
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Cultural respect and understanding


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